New PDF release: Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic

New PDF release: Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic

By Márta Minier,Maddalena Pennacchia

ISBN-10: 1409461262

ISBN-13: 9781409461265

starting with the basis that the biopic is a sort of model and an instance of intermediality, this assortment examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the convergence of alternative media during this style, along the concurrent problems with constancy and authenticity that accompany this type. The participants concentrate on substantial and small monitor biopics of British celebrities from the past due 20th and twenty-first centuries, getting to their myth-making and myth-breaking power. comparable issues are the modern British biopic's participation within the creation and intake of celebrated lives, and the biopic's accepted fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its courting to such varieties because the bio-docudrama. supplying case reports of movie biographies of literary and cultural icons, together with Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, Diana Princess of Wales, John Lennon, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Beau Brummel, Carrington and Beatrix Potter, the essays deal with how British id and history are interrogated within the (re)telling and displaying of those lives, and the way the reimagining of recognized lives for the display is stimulated through fresh tactics of producing celebrity.

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